Transforming the art industry
We take what makes you tick and turn it into something beautiful that you can share with the world.

About Us: We take what makes you tick and turn it into something beautiful that you can share with the world.

  • Bringing everything together.

    Since 1994, Artlogic has been using technology to improve the art industry. With complete website and database integration, CRM and built-in sales management tools, we offer the world’s most advanced art platform for everyone - from small to large galleries, artists who are just starting out to establish studios, and collectors of every type and size.

     

    Everything we do makes the business of art more efficient, giving you the time and space to do the things you love. Whether that’s creating more artwork, discovering new opportunities and artists, growing your collection or simply getting organised.

     

    We future-proof your systems, coordinate your marketing and modernise your business. By simplifying and streamlining your systems we save you time and money. In the gallery, the studio or at art fairs, you’re always able to easily and elegantly organise, manage and share.

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  • Our History

    Over 25 years of expertise in the art world.
    Peter Chater with Michael Craig-Martin
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    1989 - 2004

    The early years.

    Artlogic's roots in the art-world go back to 1989 when founder Peter Chater joined the fledgling Karsten Schubert Gallery in London – one of the first galleries to show Damien Hirst and his contemporaries. Peter’s years as an assistant and then director at the gallery gave him a solid understanding of the art business and he set about streamlining the gallery workflow through computerisation. In 1990 Peter started working on a contacts database, the first component in what would soon become a fully-fledged art gallery database solution. He named his new system 'Artlogic' and it quickly drew the attention of other London art dealers like Victoria Miro who, at that time, occupied a small gallery in Cork Street, London.  

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    The Early days

    Co-founder Peter Chater at Karsten Schubert Gallery in 1992 with a Sarah Lucas photograph

    Peter at Karsten Schubert Gallery in 1992 with a Sarah Lucas artwork

  • My first task as assistant at the Karsten Schubert Gallery was to scrub a Damien Hirst wall painting off the wall - an act of destruction that shocked me at the time. The painting was a 'dot painting' of the type that Hirst showed at Freeze - the exhibition he famously curated the previous year, launching the careers of the artists who would later be labelled the 'Young British Artists' or YBAs.

    PETER CHATER, ARTLOGIC CO-FOUNDER

  • The gallery shelves were lined with immaculate black box files, whose contents contained the keys to running a contemporary art gallery: photographic records, inventory sheets, artist CVs, neatly cut out press clippings. Everything was done on paper back then - the entire art world ran on typewriters.

    PETER CHATER, ARTLOGIC CO-FOUNDER

    PETER CHATER WITH MICHAEL LANDY 1994
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    1995 - 2005

    Artlogic Media Ltd is established.

    In 1995, with an increasing number of clients eager to buy the system, Peter left Karsten Schubert Gallery to set up his own business, trading as Artlogic. He recognised immediately that the Internet could transform the way we work and became an early online database evangelist, creating innovative, database-driven, website projects for the British Council and other clients in the arts sector. In 1999 he was joined by David Hooper, who came from a decade of experience in bookselling and literary publishing, and together they formally incorporated Artlogic Media Ltd. The first online version of the Artlogic database was launched in 2006, in the same year the term 'cloud computing' was introduced to the world by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. As David recalls, "Strangely, our problem in the beginning was not what we could do online, but persuading people that it was a good idea. The phrase 'Cloud computing' is commonplace now, but back then, it did not even have a name and some long-established art firms were especially cautious."

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  • Strangely, our problem in the beginning was not what we could do online, but persuading people that it was a good idea. 'Cloud computing' is commonplace now, but back then, it did not even have a name and some long-established art firms were especially cautious.

    DAVID HOOPER, ARTLOGIC CO-FOUNDER

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    2006 - 2015

    Taking the art world online.

    By 2006, and with the backing of earlier adopters Victoria Miro Gallery in London and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, the first online version of Artlogic was launched. New clients for the online version rapidly followed. "We used to call Artlogic 'the future of art gallery systems' because it was the model of how things would be," David explains.  "Ten years later, we don't need to explain it any more." 

    Alongside the database, Artlogic's growing web team has gained a reputation for creating outstanding websites for the art world under the leadership of Tom Brickman, director of Design and Web Development since 2006.

  • Looking to the future.

    Over the past few years Artlogic has grown dramatically, thanks in part, to the introduction of a suite of lower cost entry level products, the intention being to work with a broader range of fine arts organisations at an international level. The company now has a larger group of bright, talented and committed team members who bring a constant freshness and high production values to their work.

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